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gboutwel 01-14-2003 04:46 PM

Connect to Cisco VPN w/o Cisco VPN Client
 
Is it possible to connect to a Cisco VPN without the Cisco VPN Client for Windows or for Linux?

DFossmeister 01-14-2003 07:09 PM

The obvious question is "Why?" since Cisco provides an excellent client for linux to connect to their VPN.

Their VPN is IPSec based, so its possible that someone might be able to hack around this, but they have policy enforcement that is proprietary and hard to implement.

I've been able to get their client software to work on everything I've tried so far (kernel 2.4.9 and higher anyway). Download the rpm source, do a binary rebuild and follow other miscellaneous instructions.

The only reason I can think of is if you are on a non-Intel arch. Is that the case?

gboutwel 01-14-2003 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by DFossmeister
The obvious question is "Why?" since Cisco provides an excellent client for linux to connect to their VPN.
Cause management is using it as a perk and not allowing us techs to use it. I wanted to see if there where alternate ways of connecting as they are trying their darnedest to keep the VPN Client software out of our hands.

baldy3105 01-15-2003 06:38 AM

You can connect to a Cisco VPN box from a Win2000 server, you can connect to it using a Cisco router with IPSec IOS, the problem with these is that the Cisco VPN unit does not contain the correct policies by default and would need to be specifically configured to allow them, whereas the Cisco VPN client policys are all there by default, all you need is the correct passwords, so all in all stick to the client, you can download it from CCO if you have someone with a login to hand.

Cheers

peter72 02-07-2003 12:46 PM

I found one on the web at:

http://is.rice.edu/~Ricenet/vpn/clients/

Oops, don't think it's supposed to be there.

Cheers


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